30 Fruity Shot Recipes That Taste Like a Good Time

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Whether they're used in chasers or as cocktail ingredients, fruit flavors make for incredible pairings to the burn of hard liquor, particularly when they collide in a well-planned, fruity shot recipe. In fact, any one of these fruity shot recipes will taste great no matter what the season is.

Citrus Fruity Shot Recipes

If you're a fan of citrus fruits like oranges, limes, and lemons, then you should check out these fruity shot recipes.

Haybale Garden Shot

This crisp, fresh tasting fruity shot is a great option for anyone who wants to cut down on their sugar but also wishes to enjoy the bright notes of fruit flavors.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce cucumber-flavored vodka
  • Ice
  • 1 slice cucumber for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and garnish with a cucumber slice

Lemon Drop Shot

This shot condenses the classic lemon drop cocktail into a single taste.

Lemon Drop Shot

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Lemonhead Shot

This fruity shot has a bite to it as it's meant to replicate the mouth-puckering taste of the Lemonhead candy.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce sweet and sour mix
  • 1 ounce lemon-flavored vodka
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, sweet and sour mix, and lemon-flavored vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Lime Tree Shot

You won't be barking up the wrong tree with this lime juice, lemon-lime soda, and gin shot.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce lemon-lime soda
  • ½ ounce gin
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, lemon-lime soda, and gin.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Pink Lemonade Shot

A perfect shot to serve at any backyard barbeque, this recipe combines grenadine, lemon juice, and vodka.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the grenadine, lemon juice, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Sandstorm Shot

For an easy to make, lightly-flavored shot, try this agave syrup, lemon juice, and tequila recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce silver tequila

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Mix together using a stirring stick and serve.

Screwdriver Shots

In order to make this shot, all you have to do is cut down the amount of ingredients you'd use to make a classic Screwdriver cocktail.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce orange juice
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Berry Shots

If you enjoy fruits like strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries, then these fruity shot recipes are the ones made for you.

Blackberry Bush Shot

This two-ingredient shot is delightfully bright, with a punch of heat at the end.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce blackberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce silver tequila

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Mix together using a stirring stick and serve.

Blackcurrant and Rhubarb Shot

If you're looking to impress someone with a complex shot experience, try this Blackcurrant and Rhubarb Shot recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce RumChata
  • ½ ounce blackcurrant liqueur
  • ½ ounce rhubarb vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the RumChata, blackcurrant liqueur, and rhubarb vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Blueberry Shooter

If you love all things blueberry, then this blueberry simple syrup, blueberry juice, and blueberry vodka shot is the choice for you.

Ingredient

  • ½ ounce blueberry simple syrup
  • ½ ounce blueberry juice
  • 1 ounce blueberry vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup, blueberry juice, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Blushing Bride Shot

You can wow any bridal party or wedding shower crowd with this simple, two-ingredient shot recipe.

Blushing Bride Shot

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce raspberry syrup
  • 1 ounce Champagne
  • Ice
  • Raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the raspberry syrup and Champagne.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and garnish with raspberries.

Bramble Shot

Unlike real-life brambles, this bramble shot won't leave you with any lasting scratches or scars but will have you coming back for more.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce blackberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce gin
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, blackberry liqueur, and gin.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Ring Around the Raspberry Bush

Another two-ingredient recipe, this shot goes well with the crisp breezes of summer afternoons.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce of raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce of vodka

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Mix with a stirring stick and serve.

Strawberry Patch Shot

Strawberry fields will last certainly forever in your mouth once you take a sip out of a strawberry patch shot.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • 1 ounce rum
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the strawberry liqueur and rum.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Hanging Fruit Shots

Take a look at this 'hanging fruit' recipes which focus on flavors from fruits that ripen while they hang from a tree or bush.

Baby Bottle Pop Shot

More on the tart side of the fruity spectrum, this baby bottle pop shot will leave your mouth just as tingly as the candy always does.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • Sugar
  • ½ ounce sour apple liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka

Instructions

  1. Take a shot glass and coat the rim in lime juice using the lime wedge and dip it in the sugar.
  2. In a mixing glass, combine the apple liqueur and the vodka. Add ice and stir.
  3. Strain into the shot glass.

Grape Moscow Mule Shot

A grape Moscow mule shot takes the original Moscow mule flavors and deepens it with grape simple syrup.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce concord grape simple syrup
  • ½ ounce ginger beer
  • ½ ounce vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, simple syrup, ginger beer, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Harvest Shot

A unique combination of flavors, this harvest shot combines simple syrup with pear juice and apple vodka.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce pear juice
  • ½ ounce apple vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup, pear juice and apple vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Mystic Mango Shot

You'll be able to see this bright orange shot coming a mile away because of its combination of mango juice, orange liqueur, and rum.

Mystic Mango Shot

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the mango juice, orange liqueur, and rum.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass.

Peachy Keen Shot

Everyone at your dinner party will absolutely be feeling 'peachy keen' once they get a taste out of this shot recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce whiskey

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Mix with a stirring stick and serve.

Scottish Sundown Shot

If you're looking for a more unusual shot recipe, turn to this Scottish Sundown Shot which combines pear juice with agave nectar and scotch whisky.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce pear juice
  • ¼ ounce agave nectar
  • 1 ounce Scotch whisky
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pear juice, agave nectar, and Scotch.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a shot glass.

Sour Apple Shot

Incredibly similar to a vodka sour, this shot just introduces an apple flavor to the original cocktail.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce sweet and sour mix
  • 1 ounce sour apple vodka

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine the ingredients.
  2. Mix with a stirring stick and serve.

The Godfather II shot

Inspired by the original Godfather recipe, this sequel of a shot introduces apricot brandy into the winning combination.

The Godfather II shot

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce apricot brandy
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the amaretto and brandy.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Assorted Fruit Shots

For those of you who like to take a walk on the wild side, turn towards these assorted fruit shot recipes.

Banana Cream Pie Shot

You won't even realize you're drinking alcohol when you try this banana cream pie shot.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounces RumChata
  • ¾ ounce banana liqueur
  • Ice
  • Crushed graham crackers for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the RumChata and banana liqueur.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and garnish with crushed graham crackers.

Chopping Down the Cherry Tree Shot

With its rich color and bursts of cherry flavor, this shot recipe would wow even America's most popular Founding Father.

Chopping Down the Cherry Tree Shot

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the chocolate liqueur and cherry vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass.

Fruity Pebbles Shot

If you're a fan of the classic fruity breakfast cereal, then you should mix up this two-ingredient shot recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • 1 ounce Fruit Loops vodka

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Mix together using a stirring stick and serve.

Melon Ball Shot

The Melon Ball Shot simply takes the classic cocktail and reduces it to fit into a shot glass.

Melon Ball Shot

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce Midori
  • 1 ounce vodka

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Mix together using a stirring stick and serve.

Pink Flamingo Shot

As legendary as the hotel it's named after, this shot is delightfully simple in that you only need to mix pineapple juice, grenadine, and passionfruit vodka.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine syrup
  • ½ ounce passionfruit vodka

Instructions

  1. In a shot glass, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Mix together using a stirring stick and serve.

Pleased as Punch Shot

All of your friends will be 'pleased as punch' to see you whipping up this fruity shot recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce fruit punch juice
  • 1 ounce cherry vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the fruit punch and cherry vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Melon Monday Shot

For something to chase away the Monday blues, take a stab at making this melon Monday shot, which combines watermelon pucker, watermelon juice, and tequila.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce watermelon pucker
  • ¼ ounce watermelon juice
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the watermelon pucker, watermelon juice, and tequila.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a shot glass and serve.

Tropical Joy

Take a one-way trip to the tropics with this shot recipe that combines pineapple vodka, Malibu rum, and banana liqueur.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce Malibu rum
  • ½ ounce pineapple vodka
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, vodka, and banana liqueur.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a shot glass.

Vitamin C Never Tasted so Good

The best thing about making a fruity shot recipe is that you get to enjoy the beneficial antioxidants and vitamin C that fruits can provide while simultaneously having a little fun. Time to find your nearest farmer's market and start loading up on the all of the fruits that're in season.

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